Craig Steven Wilder discusses universities, racism and slavery at Africana Distinguished Lecture

MIT history professor Craig Steven Wilder was featured as this year’s Africana Distinguished Lecture at Breed Memorial Hall last night, where he explored the relationship between racist visual imagery, protest and the American university system. The event was sponsored by a total of nine departments and centers, including the Africana Center and the Center for the Study of Race and […]

Chris Swan assumes role as associate dean of Tisch College

Chris Swan stepped into his new role as associate dean of the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service on Feb. 1, succeeding former associate dean Miriam Nelson. Swan explained that he assumed this position after working at Tufts for 21 years first as an assistant professor in the department of civil and environmental engineering, then serving as […]

‘The Circus’ is great entertainment, and that’s part of the problem

In 1985, the academic Neil Postman published “Amusing Ourselves to Death,” a scathing polemic on how modern media has degraded public discourse by reducing everything — politics, religion, education and journalism — to entertainment. His dire warnings, which might once have seemed alarmist in a pre-Internet era, now ring eerily prophetic, especially in the realm of politics. Case […]

Tufts ends negotiations over sale of historic Medford Gates House after local residents express disapproval

Tufts halted the sale of a historic piece of property at 21 Touro Ave in Medford this week, after the city’s residents expressed concerns over potential consequences at a Jan. 26 meeting of the Medford Zoning Board of Appeals (MZBA). Built in 1840, the property is locally known as the “Gates House,” named for its first owner, Gardiner Gates, a […]

Style Spotlight: Ellie Gan

Ellie Gan is a sophomore in Chi-Omega who works at LF, a women’s clothing store, in Harvard Square. Ellie describes her style as unique yet refined. I sat down with Ellie to hear about her fashion inspirations, her style recommendations and to learn more about her everyday fashion. Parker Selman: Who are your fashion inspirations? […]

Norovirus outbreak strikes campus

Health Services sent out an email last night at 6:56 p.m. about an emergence of norovirus which has occurred this week on campus. Norovirus can be spread through contact with an infected person, contaminated food, water or surfaces, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Symptoms of the highly-contagious intestinal virus include vomiting, diarrhea, […]

‘Jane the Virgin’ attempts to reinvent itself in its second season

CW’s telenovela-inspired “Jane the Virgin” began in 2014 with a simple premise: Jane Villanueva (Gina Rodriguez), a young teacher-in-training and aspiring romance novelist, promises her devout Catholic abuela that she will wait until marriage to have sex, but she is accidentally artificially inseminated by Dr. Luisa Alver (Yara Martinez). Alver has also just found out that […]

‘Blue Mountain State’ movie gives fans what they want

Fans of “Blue Mountain State” (2010-2011), Spike TV’s ridiculous satire of football culture at state colleges, rejoice! After departing with the show’s almost-inexplicable cancellation after three seasons, the Mountain Goats are back for a last big hurrah with “Blue Mountain State: The Rise of Thadland” (2016), a feature-length homage that brings back a lot of old faces […]

First-year-heavy Tufts team heads to NESCAC Championships this weekend

Tufts women’s swimming looks to cap off its best season since its 2011-2012 campaign with a strong showing at this weekend’s NESCAC Championships at Middlebury College. With a 4-3 record in head-to-head meets this season, the Jumbos finish the regular season with a winning record for the first time in the last four years, likely improving […]